Japan has planned to extend a state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka plus eight other regions as it continues to fight an increase in Covid-19 cases in the country.
Meanwhile, is tasked to host the 2021 Olympics which will be held in Tokyo from July 23 to August 8 this summer.
However, the question of whether the island nation will be ready to host the expected sporting events is another that needs to be answered when the event time is due.
Unfortunately, up to forty-seven (47) cities and territories are closed, but restaurants, sports and entertainment events are required to limit attendance.
The country is on its way to extend its state of emergency for 10 places through March 7, 2021.
As of February 2, Japan had recorded 1,792 new coronavirus cases and 72 additional deaths, bringing the total to 392,000 cases in the country and more than 5,800 deaths.
According to health experts in the country, the high growth of disease cases is due to the cold winter temperatures.
However, unlike a number of other countries that have imposed blockades and social distancing measures, Japan does not have much legal authority to enforce government orders.